Doha: Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani has appointed Bandar bin Muhammad Al-Attiyah as ambassador to Saudi Arabia.
According to the international news agency, Saudi Arabia had restored its ambassador to Qatar two months ago, after which the Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani also appointed his ambassador to Saudi Arabia.
The Emir of Qatar has chosen Bandar bin Muhammad Al-Attiyah as his ambassador to Saudi Arabia. The young Bandar bin Mohammed al-Attiyah has previously served as ambassador to Jordan and Kuwait and has played a key role in resolving key internal, external and economic issues.
Earlier, Egypt had also restored diplomatic relations by appointing an ambassador to Qatar, in response to which Qatar had also appointed its ambassador to Egypt. The United Arab Emirates and Bahrain have not yet appointed ambassadors, despite announcing the resumption of diplomatic relations.
Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Libya and Yemen announced in 2017 that Qatar would cut diplomatic, travel, trade and political ties, accusing Qatar of financing other extremist Islamic organizations, including ISIS and the Muslim Brotherhood. Was
Qatar has denied the allegations, saying it does not support any extremist group or is involved in any plot to destabilize other Arab countries.
Three years later, in January 2021, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Bahrain decided to restore political, trade and travel ties. Except for Bahrain, everyone has restored trade and travel ties, but the UAE and Bahrain have not.